17 Fascinating Women from The Mahabharata by Sharath Komarraju

The Mahabharata is a story of men, by men, for men. It is a tale of war and glory and revenge and ambition. Women appear in it, but only as minor, passive, secondary characters. Mere plot devices.But there are some women who transcend the story and become real people in their own right. In this book, you will read about seventeen such women.In addition to Draupadi, Kunti and Gandhari, read about the lives of women such as:- Uttara- Sukanya- Sharmishtha- Damayanti- AmbaAnd many more. Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the Mahabharata or you wish to deepen your knowledge of it, you cannot afford to miss this set of stories.

Author: Sharath Komarraju

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Found – The Andersen Saga (The Andersens Book 4) by Jacie Middlemann

Claire Andersen Slavik was exactly where she needed to be. The last couple of years had been good ones even if at times filled with difficult moments. She had moved in with her mother when it was obvious she was needed. And never had a single regret for doing so. There had been days filled with joy and others with heartbreak. Now her mother was gone and the world she’d known had once again shifted out of balance. Claire was determined to take this time like a stolen moment to come to grips with the change in her life the loss of her mother had made. It didn’t matter that her kids called almost every day. She understood. But she needed this time away. The quiet and the peace she’d found in this little heaven on earth allowed her…forced her to face this new void in her life honestly. Little did she know her peace and quiet was about to be disrupted. Her solitude on the brink of collapse.Patrick Andersen had a lot to think about as he drove through the mountains of Arkansas. There was even more floating around in his mind that he wanted to say to his sister Claire now that he and his brother knew where she was. But just as important was everything he wanted to find out from her. He believed she had the answers to many if not most of the questions that had surfaced in the weeks since their mother’s death. Not for the first time he wondered grimly if some of those answers was why she’d taken off so suddenly as she had.Will the youngest of Livia Andersen’s grown children find the tranquility she seeks in the mountains of Arkansas? Can she make her brother understand the reasons for the choices she’d made and the secrets she’d kept? Will the place that brought their family so much joy remind them of the strong foundation from where they came…and the possibilities they have only to reach for?The Andersen Saga is a story of family. It is a story about joy and loss, hope and sorrow, betrayal and regrets, unconditional forgiveness, high expectations, and unwavering loyalty. It reminds that at the heart of who we are is the family we come from, the family who stands behind and beside us and at times against us. And who we become isn’t just a result of those still with us but those too that we’ve lost along the way. It is about the twists and turns every family deals with, the conflicts from within, and the never ending desire for acceptance and respect.Found is the fourth book in the ongoing Andersen Family Saga. Other books in the Andersen Family Saga include Betrayal, Resolute, Broken, Choices, and Regrets.The Andersen Family Saga is a series of novellas, classified by Amazon as Short Reads. If you love sitting down with a novella style book you will love the Andersen Family Saga. These books fall between the forty-five minute to two hours reading time category of Amazon “Short Reads.”

Author: Jacie Middlemann

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Canvas of a Storyteller by Aniruddha Pathak

In this rapidly changing world, we come across many people around us. These people have many shades, some bright…some dark. They might want to let their feelings out, but they find it difficult to do so – and we term them different from the population. The diverse personalities sometimes make us wonder, what is hidden under their veil? They show a happy face, while hiding an agony beneath their expression. Some want to scream with happiness, but their voices are suppressed even before they could speak about it. Stand by the people who mention their sorrows, happiness, pains, agonies, and much more. You could relate to it, and find them talking to you. Peep into people’s diaries, their midnight loneliness, find them doing weird stuffs, read their confessions, hear to the conversations that they hold with me, and see them either rise up touching the sky or fall down to the ground. The people. Their stories. One storyteller.

Author: Aniruddha Pathak

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Gold River City 100 by Nathan Emery

Author Nathan A. Emery’s third novel showcases his talent for the short story. Gold River City 100, his fictional take on the real city of Kanazawa, Japan, is a place he has spent many years exploring. Finally it has seeped into his subconscious, manifesting itself in this eclectic book. From humorous to nostalgic, adventurous to sad, and every place in between, you are invited with open arms to visit the characters and places of Gold River City.

Author: Nathan Emery

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Mending a Leak by Rebecca Milton

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There was a story long in the making, slow in the writing that both Eric and Kelly had been working on. Thing is, neither of them knew the other was writing it. Time, distance, experience and a leaking toilet come together to finally tell the story that both of them so wished would be told.

This is NOT some table-thumping tome that will end up unread and gathering dust on your virtual bookshelf – this is simply a well-written romantic short story that will have you flipping over the pages in feverish anticipation – perfect for a lunch break or when you have some time to kill!

Author: Rebecca Milton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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51 Lesser Known Tales from The Mahabharata by Sharath Komarraju

A treasure trove for all mythology buffs!The Mahabharata is a veritable jungle teeming with stories. While some of them form part of the main story and are well known, there are some hidden gems scattered throughout the epic that make for insightful reading.This book contains fifty-one of these hidden gems, including the tales of:- Barbarik- Uttanka- Kartikeya- The Battle between Krishna and Arjuna- The Blinding of ShukracharyaAnd many more. Whether you’re a casual reader or a die-hard fan of the Mahabharata, you will find in here tales that will delight and amaze you.

Author: Sharath Komarraju

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Literary e-clectic: The Bargain by Adam J. Williams

The Literary e-clectic is a quarterly magazine that every issue is the same, only different. Each quarter has a different theme that the stories adhere to. This issue’s theme is The Bargain. In Adam J. Williams’ The Treehouse, a twelve year old is missing and his classmate finds himself exploring a treehouse in the woods. Beau Hulgan’s Jack’s Zippo is a story about a man trying to trick the devil in his local pub. Juli Caldwell’ By the Bluff has an FBI profiler waiting for a meeting with a serial killer.Charles Kinney Jr’s Dollar Store Whore is a love letter to a store that will let you buy anything for $1.In Cornelius Fortune’s Through an Opening… a man finds a hole in his girlfriend’s head and didn’t expect what came next.At The Literary e-clectic, we don’t care if the stories are fiction or non-fiction or what type of genre that they may fall into. What we care about is having good stories.

Author: Adam J. Williams

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Purling Road: The Boxed Set: A 1929 Serial by M.L. Gardner

The 1929 Series continues with Purling Road: A 1929 Serial followed by Short Stories from 1929 as a FREE bonus! Purling Road (The Complete First Season: Episodes 1-10) After the terrible accident that nearly claimed his friend’s life, Caleb quits the fishing business and returns to his farm, disrupting Jonathan’s plans for growth. Though the men must continue on without him, tension remains between the friends. The strain intensifies when a chance encounter with the new sheriff of Rockport sends chills down Caleb’s spine. What is it about Sheriff William that unsettles them all? David’s return to Rockport lands him in the wrong place at the wrong time, but it may just be perfect timing for someone else in need. A handsome stranger catches the eye of the adorable and frantic Muzzy Brown. What are his intentions in town, and will she slow down long enough to find out? A family secret is discovered in Jonathan’s attic, leading him to question everything he knew about his past. More secrets from the past are revealed, complicating the group’s lives even further. Aryl is tempted by old demons. Jean’s birth mother’s reputation becomes a source of pain for Jean. The tension between Jonathan and Caleb finally comes to a head. Will they forgive each other, or will they go their separate ways for good? Purling Road (The Complete Second Season: Episodes 1-10) In Season Two of Purling Road, the financial hardships are temporarily eased as Jonathan and Aryl find success with a new business venture. Even with this small reprieve, everyone is faced with a long, hot summer. Relationships are brutally tested. Some are broken, never to be the same again and even Maura finds it difficult to help her friends. The fuse is lit when boredom and frustration lead Claire, Ava, and Arianna to a girl’s night that reincarnates Arianna to her former glory. After suffering a loss, she reaches her breaking point and Caleb is left to deal with the aftermath of her destructive decisions. Ruth moves to town with her son and finds the women welcoming her friendship and advice. Tempers rise faster than the tide when Claire makes a decision that Aryl can’t live with. Ava and Jonathan welcome a new member of the family, and soon after, she is forced to reveal a carefully guarded secret, but not before Jonathan assumes the worst. With her paper on more solid ground, Muzzy is forced to take drastic action to save her reputation, taking Rockport by surprise.As everyone focuses on their own crises, it becomes increasingly hard to come together—the only thing that has saved them in the past. Season Two is nothing short of explosive as everyone must look within themselves for answers. Short Stories from 1929 (Bonus Novella) “It was a hard, grueling time touched with some form of deprivation and heartache or another. And, as Maura scanned her own memories, it was a time that not a single other generation would ever fully understand. It was their time.” Short Stories from 1929 is the first set of short stories woven from the threads of the novel, 1929. More than forty years after the Great Crash, Maura gathers friends and family for an evening of storytelling. From the tales she crafts a book for Jonathan, who has suffered a stroke and is now bedridden. Loved ones narrate accounts from long ago, moments mentioned but never fully explained in the novel, 1929 by M. L. Gardner. The Night of the Big Wind in Ireland The Voyage to America The Last Christmas

Author: M.L. Gardner

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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